Reshaping our railways post pandemic: Research with an impact


The theme for the 2022 Congress is Reshaping our railways post-pandemic: Research with an impact.​

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a huge and long-lasting impact on the rail sector, new knowledge and novel solutions generated by research are of greater importance than ever before and will be essential in our recovery.

Increasing research quality and speed, putting findings into action demonstrating benefits, and fostering international collaboration on the common challenges faced by the railways are all essential for the railway to attract customers back, encourage modal shift and deliver great value for money.



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Our five day programme provides opportunities for the dissemination of novel research outputs, knowledge exchange, and focused discussion between global industry leaders and researchers on key rail challenges.​

Formal and informal networking opportunities also allow time to showcase capabilities and build relationships across the global rail research and innovation community.​

Please note, the programme is subject to change. All timings listed in GMT.​

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We look forward to welcoming you to the 13th World Congress on Railway Research.

Explore your options for participation in this unmissable event in the 2022 rail calendar:​

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